The national office is staffed by a small, focused team of professionals with a wide range of experience.
We provide our members with a collective voice, working with them to influence key decision-makers in Parliament and government to promote the sound administration of the law and the role of magistrates. We also provide free advice, support and guidance for all members; create community engagement opportunities through our Magistrates in the Community initiative; publish MAGISTRATE, the only magazine dedicated to the magistracy; and hold a number of events every year.
As head of staff, Tom has overall responsibility for the management of the organisation and finances. He supports and reports to the board of trustees and provides assistance to the national officers.
Ray is responsible for our finances and general operations, which includes ensuring we are compliant with all relevant regulations. He also ensures the smooth operation of our resource functions and infrastructure.
Lisa is responsible for membership and branch activities, ensuring effective member recruitment, retention, communication, engagement and services. She ensures that branches have the right tools they need to run effectively and additionally manages the MA national events.
Direct line: 020 7255 9000
Alexandra oversees all the MA's internal and external communications and, along with the rest of the senior management team, is responsible for increasing membership recruitment, engagement and retention.
Direct line: 020 3937 8862
Melodie's main areas of responsibility are: MAGISTRATE magazine, MA website (members' section), MA corporate style and MA images.
Direct line: 020 7255 9008
Ceren is part of the communications team and manages MA’s press office. She is also responsible for the organisation’s other communication activities including social media.
Direct line: 020 7255 9001
Janet is part of the policy team and is responsible for the ongoing learning and development of our members.
Direct line: 020 3937 8865
Samira is one of our two policy and research officers leading on our influencing and advocacy work. She supports our adult court committee, as well as our youth magistrates, and Black and Asian minority ethnic networks.
Direct line: 020 7255 9007
Helen is one of our two policy and research officers leading on our influencing and advocacy work. She supports our family court and youth court committees, as well as our magistrates with disabilities and LGBT+ networks.
Direct line: 020 3937 8850
Célestine provides all-round membership and administrative support.
Direct line: 020 3937 8851
Staff without direct lines indicated above can be reached via our main switchboard: 020 7387 2353.